Stakeholders commend operation of Ebubeagu in Ebonyi


Stakeholders in Ebonyi State have widely commended the operation of Ebubeagu security outfit in their various towns and communities.

The stakeholders including the traditional rulers, town union presidents, local government chairmen, other government functionaries and  critical personalities in the state made the commendation on Friday at Abakalki.

The stakeholders said that, since the Ebubeagu security outfit started operation in the state, the issue of security challenges began reducing.

According to the Chairman of Ohaozara local government area, Chief Mrs Nkechinyere Iyioku, the council chairmen in the state backed the formation of the outfit to enhance security of lives and property, because of the rising cases of insecurity in the state. 

Iyioku who is also Ebonyi State Chairman of the Asssociation of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, disclosed that the formation of Ebubeagu security outfit was a collective decision aimed at protecting lives and property of Ebonyi citizenry.

She expressed confidence in the leadership of Governor David Umahi's led administration, especially his approach  in tackling insecurities confronting in Ebonyi State and other parts of the South East zone.

Iyioku also commended the governor for his leadership ingenuity adding that his detractors were causing troubles in the state because he surpassed them in delivering first class services to his people.

The council boss categorically noted that the formation of Ebubeagu was non political and devoid of winch hunting any body, as perceived by some disgruntled elements and called everybody to desist from politicizing security issues to guarantee lives and property in the state.

She further asserted that security is everyone's business saying the launching of Ebubeagu has done a lot in restoring peaceful coexistence in all the nooks and crannies of the State.

Also Speaking, the Chairman of Elders Council, Chief Ben Okah described Ebonyi as the most peaceful state in the country; eulogized Governor Umahi for his excellent work in safeguarding the lives of Ebonyians and opposed the meeting conducted by Ebonyi NASS members against ,the governor at Abuja, pointing that, it is an  ungodly, destructive and heinous crimes against humanity and warned that henceforth anybody who generated crisis in the state.

On his part, the Commissioner for Local Government, Rural Development and Chieftaincy matters Barr. Samuel Okoronkwo expressed his unwavering support to the Governor and that of Ebubeagu security outfit, noting that members of the security outfit have proved beyond reasonable doubt as total peace has been achieved through their operations in the state.

He urged misguided politicians to desist from distracting Governor Umahi with unfounded and unverified allegations that the outfit was formed to fight political opponents.

He further said that Ebubeagu's formation was an agreement among council chairmen, development center coordinators, town union presidents and traditional rulers adding that no amount of castigation would ever sweep off the operation of the outfit in the state.

However, three traditional rulers from the three senatorial zones in the state including Ezeogo Sunday Oketa Ebonyi North, Ezeogo Dominic Alo Ebonyi Central and Ezeogo Ewa Elechi Ebonyi South all threw their weight behind the operation of Ebubeagu and maintained that they nominated credible men from their various communities as members to assist conventional security agencies in combating crimes and criminality in the rural and urban areas.

The Monarchs urged Ebonyi people to remain supportive to the Governor Umahi led adminstration to enable him deliver creditably his lofty mission and vision for the rapid and overall development of the state while calling all and sundry to work in synergy with him to ensure peace and tranquility in all parts of the state, and avoid politicizing security issues in their own interest.

Meanwhile, president of all the town union presidents Chief Ugochukwu Akpa commended Governor Umahi for the formation of Ebubeagu outfit saying that the development has helped to nipped killings, banditry, burning of police stations among others into the mud.
Ebubeagu South East Security of Ebonyi State Chapter.

Chief Akpa added that vigilante groups have also been established by the union in the various communities to fight insecurities and assured the support of the association to move the state forward


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